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brother, tamerlan, killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest, may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him, but why? the brothers originally from chechnya, were raised in the u.s., living in the same house, and seemed to fit in. both were athletic. dzhokhar, a wrestler, and tamerlan, a boxer. who hoped to be on the u.s. olympic team. but in recent years, tamerlan had changed and became radicalized, according to his uncle, who says he then spoke to a family friend. >> he said there is someone who brainwashed him, some newly convert to islam. >> reporter: in 2011, russian intelligence, concerned about the threat of chech knowian terrorism asked the fbi to investigate tamerlan, based on information that he was a follower of radical islam and that he had changed drastically since 2010, according to an fbi statement. the fbi says a checked databases, interviewed tamerlan and family members, but quote did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign. the fbi says it asked the russians for more, but never got answers.
with explosives. after a shootout, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev was killed. several explosive devices in the streets were detonated and governor deval patrick urged all of boston to shelter in place. that was lifted ten hours later. shots erupted in watertown again and federal investigators received a tip that a person covered in blood was inside a boat in a woman's backyard. at 8:45. after another round of gunfire officials announced they had the suspect in custody. hundreds waiting on the streets erupted in cheers applauding the work of law enforcement there. >>> the parents of the two suspects are speaking out, both believe their sons are innocent and they say they think they were framed. nbc's adrian long reports from moscow. >> reporter: the father of the two suspects believes they are innocent and told nbc news that he believes they were framed and he's frightened for his younger son. he said he last spoke to the two boys just right after the marathon on monday, 26-year-old tamerlan now deceased and dzhokhar in the hospital, he wanted to make sure they were okay. the mother of t
. >> reporter: authorities believe that his older brother tamerlan killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him in the bloody attacks. >> i am extremely lucky that i'm not at a funeral this morning for one of my officers. >> reporter: but agents are puzzled by what motivated the tsarnaevs. they were raised in the u.s., lived in the same house and seemed to fit in. they attended this cambridge mosque, but a spokeswoman says they raised no red flags. >> in their visits, they never exhibited any violent behavior, sentiments. otherwise, they would have been immediately reported to the fbi. >> reporter: but should the fbi have been watching more closely? in 2011, russian intelligence concerned about the threat of chechnyan terrorism asked the fbi to investigate tamerlan based on information he was a follower of radical islam according to an fbi statement. the fbi said it checked databases, interviewed tamerlan and family members but, quote, did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or f
, is in hospital. tamerlan born in kyrgystan, comes in 2002. he becomes a u.s. citizen, 9/11/2012. he was a wrestler, enrolled at the university of massachusetts-dartmouth. so many friends talking so positively about him. tamerlan, his older brother, does that travel. he comes later than his younger brother. he was mayrried, had a 3-year-od daughter. had a domestic violence incident. he dropped out of community colle college. he was a competitive boxer. people speaking very positively about him. but, chairman mike rogers, now we have more information about some evidence of him sort of dropping out of society, as it were, information after he comes back from foreign travel, postings on his youtube account and other social media indicating that he had exposure to jihadist elements whether that's connect canned to chechnya and the struggles there or otherwise. what do you know this morning and what do you want to know? >> it's important to understand why, in fact, the fbi interviewed him in the first place. so they had information from a foreign intelligence service that they were concer
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